Web Application Penetration Testing
Protect your web applications from latest cyber security risks
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- Secure your web application
- Find and track vulnerabilities
- Help you in fixing the vulnerability
- Help you in standard and regulatory compliance
What Is Web Application Penetration Testing?
Web Application penetration testing is a crucial process for assessing the security of Web applications and uncovering potential vulnerabilities and weaknesses. This comprehensive evaluation involves various techniques and tools aimed at identifying defects, bugs, and other security risks within the application and the Web operating system itself. By conducting Web Application penetration testing, organizations can ensure the strength and reliability of their Web applications, safeguard user data, and bolster overall security.
Explore some essential tools and techniques used in Web App pen-testing, which can aid how to secure your applications.
At Qualysec, we provide professional Web Application penetration testing services in India and the USA, helping you stay ahead of risks and maintain a strong security posture.
Why Do You Need Web Application Penetration Testing?
Detect Security Threats
Through web application penetration testing, all sorts of security vulnerabilities, including broken authentication, cross-site scripting (XSS), sensitive data exposure, and security misconfiguration, can be detected and exploited before malicious hackers take advantage of them. Hence, it is an essential tool to ensure that your web applications are secure.
Avoid Financial Setbacks
Web applications hold sensitive data and require all possible security. In case of data exposure or other data breaches, massive data loss and financial damages can occur. Web application penetration testing proactively detects threats and loopholes to avoid downtime, data loss, and financial damages. Thus, saving financial setbacks for your organization.
Meet Compliance Requirements
Along with assisting your organization to maintain an overall web application security to safeguard confidential data, penetration testing will also help in meeting compliance regulations and client requests such as HIPPA, PCI-DSS, ISO 27001, GDPR, and others.
Assessing Impacts Of Attacks
Attackers can exploit vulnerabilities in both server-site script and client-site script in an attempt to access the organization’s data to perform unauthorized activities that can hamper the organization’s reputation, client trust, and financial loss. Proactively detecting threats can help track down potential attackers’ impacts and manage data exposure in web apps.
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What Types Of Compliance Can Be Achieved by Using Our Services?
- PCI-DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard)
- GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation)
- HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act)
- ISO/IEC 27001 (Information Security Management)
- SOC 2 Type I & Type II (Service Organization Control)
What Are Common Web App Vulnerabilities?
When it comes to Web application vulnerabilities, ensuring their security is crucial. Web app penetration testing helps identify and address potential weaknesses, ensuring the integrity and protection of your app.
Web App Penetration Testing - What We Provide
With Qualysec’s web application penetration testing services, you can be 100% assured about your organization’s assets and security. Our proficient pen testers use a variety of industry-standard tools and methodologies to deliver comprehensive aims and objectives tailored to yours with proven results.
DEEP PENETRATION TESTING
Our pen testers ensure to conduct web application penetration testing in a way that stimulates cyberattacks to identify vulnerabilities in your organization's web application. We start by scanning and evaluating the web application and conducting vulnerability scans using a hybrid framework (automated, in-house tools, and manual testing) to provide 100% accuracy and cost-effectiveness. The final step involves the exploitation of implementation mistakes and business logic.
On methodologies and testing framework based on the OWASP, we perform 3000+ test cases that will definitely reveal any and every underlying threat within your code. Our pen testing experts are capable of detecting business logic errors and gaps in security and also provide in-call remediation assistance from security experts.
Throughout the testing process, Qualysec provides daily progress and descriptive reports to maintain effective communication and keep you informed regarding the vulnerabilities identified in your web application. Moreover, daily reporting helps balance transparency and customer data security during penetration testing.
DETAILED PENTEST REPORT
Once web application penetration testing is conducted, we ensure to achieve zero false positives: the vulnerabilities identified are genuine and require immediate attention. Qualysec provides a comprehensive report demonstrating everything from the beginning. The pentest report includes all significant explanations with relevant screenshots, vulnerability details, findings, the data breaches' location, impact, and other potential future damages, videos, reference links, and more. So your team doesn't have to spend time searching for information on how to deal with vulnerabilities.
Qualysec's penetration testing process is not restricted till providing detailed reports. We are determined to assist you with the onboarding process. Once we provide the identified vulnerability locations and suggested measures to fix them. We ensure to check if your technical team succeeded in addressing them, by conducting a retest to ensure no vulnerabilities were missed during remediation support. Moreover, our team stays available to address any additional issues before releasing the final report containing recommendations and references.
LETTER OF ATTESTATION
At last, Qualysec congratulates you by providing a letter of attestation and security certificates as a conclusion and configuration that after thoroughly testing your mobile applications, we exploited every possible vulnerability and now your mobile app is secured along with the appropriate industry standards and methodology.
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What is our methodology for web app pentesting?
Qualysec uses a comprehensive approach to identify application security vulnerabilities that include automated tools and manual testing methods. We start our web application penetration testing by scanning and evaluating the application. Next, we conduct vulnerability scans using automated tools and manual validation. To, ensure each and every vulnerability and risk are identified and exploited, we perform manual testing and retesting to address web application security threats.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Web application penetration testing is a comprehensive process and controlled security assessment that evaluates potential vulnerabilities and weaknesses hidden in a web application’s architecture, design, and configuration to detect cybersecurity risks. The primary goal of this testing process is to identify and mitigate security-related risks to improve and strengthen the overall security of your web application before they get identified and exploited by real-world cyber attackers.
Web application penetration tests are commonly assisted by experienced cybersecurity professionals known as penetration testers or ethical hackers.
They have depth knowledge of web application security and utilize various latest tools, techniques, and methodologies to simulate real-world cyber attacks. Their goal is to identify vulnerabilities, assess security risks, and provide valuable insights to organizations. And enabling them to enhance the security posture of their web applications and protect against potential threats and data breaches.
Several crucial pieces of information are required to define the scope of a web application penetration test. For instance, the web application’s URL or IP address, the number of web pages required to be tested, the application’s functionalities, any technology used in the web application, the intended testing timeframe, and the level of access provided to the penetration testers. The above information greatly supports penetration testers in planning and executing the test process effectively. And to ensure a comprehensive and detailed assessment of the web application’s security.
Numerous tools are used for web application security testing to identify vulnerabilities and threats and to safeguard and enhance overall web app security.
Some tools are:
Burp Suite: For comprehensive web application scanning and analysis.
OWASP zap: Open-source tool to identify vulnerabilities
Nmap: For network and port scanning to detect potential weaknesses.
Nikto: To perform server-level vulnerability scanning.
Acunetix: For automated scanning and vulnerability detection.
SQLMap: Specialized in detecting and exploiting SQL injection flaws.
The duration of a web application security test can vary depending on the scope and complexity of the test. Generally, the process takes around 2 to 3 weeks to complete. However, several factors contribute to the duration, for instance, the number and type of web applications being assessed and the extent of analysis required for static and dynamic pages. The testing duration allows testers to do a comprehensive evaluation to identify the vulnerabilities. Ensuring to provide measures and overall security of the web application.
Once the web application penetration test is conducted, the penetration testers or the ethical hackers involved in the process will create a customized written report for the client. This report will explain the identified vulnerabilities and the whole process, including locations where vulnerabilities were found, their associated risk levels, reference links, and videos. Moreover, a report of recommendations will also be provided for implementing appropriate remedial measures. This report will act as a manual for the web application technical team to understand and protect from future potential cyberattacks.
The cost of a web application penetration test varies as it depends on several key factors, like the complexity of the application, the scope of the testing, and the expertise of the penetration testing service provider.
Every penetration testing provider has a different pricing structure that might be based on fixed prices or hourly rates.
We at Qualysec offer competitive and flexible pricing for web application penetration testing services. We understand that every organization’s expectations are different and can’t be compared. That’s why we work closely with our clients to understand their requirements and present them with a tailored pricing proposal. We aim to deliver high-quality testing services at a fair and transparent cost, determined to enhance the web application security of the organization within its budgetary constraints.
Web application penetration testing is conducted with the aim to secure a web application. We at Qualysec follow a comprehensive approach to discover vulnerabilities and risks present in a web application. Our pen testers perform deep penetration testing by using a hybrid framework (automated, in-house tools, and manual testing) to identify every vulnerability. And upon completion of penetration testing, we build a detailed report explaining the scanning process, vulnerabilities identified, their locations, and tools used, with relevant screenshots, videos, and reference links. And towards the end of the web application penetration testing process,we provide remediation support and retest to ensure no vulnerabilities were missed during remediation support. we provide a letter of attestation and a security certificate to conclude that the web application is secure now.